Mike's Pi Project : Part 1
While teaching a class at Interop in Las Vegas a couple of years ago, I was talking about how I had used a number of DLink DIR-601 routers with OPEN-WRT to troubleshoot some problems. One of the students asked why I wasn’t using the Raspberry Pi. When I got back to the office, I started to find a place where I could buy the Raspberry Pi. I bought 5 of them and they sat in the boxes for a while. Now that I am putting effort into making them useful, I thought I would document these efforts to share with others. I am far from a Linux expert. If while reading this you know of a better way to accomplish the same task, please let me know!
I hope you find this Pi application useful.
The purpose of this project is to explore the use of the Raspberry Pi as a network monitoring and troubleshooting tool. The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive ($35) computer that can be used for a variety of tasks. Often times it is necessary to capture all of the network traffic to and from a device for troubleshooting purposes. In this step by step document, I will go through how to turn the Raspberry Pi into a capture to disk appliance.
Building the Raspberry Pi